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Old 04-02-2013, 10:34 AM
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Painted Wheel Flare Moldings?

Has anybody successfully achieved this? I asked my local body shop and they said that these moldings contain oils and if painted, will eventually peal and/or crack. I know we've seen them painted on show cars but (because you can paint anything) has anybody done this and has it held up?
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Re: Painted Wheel Flare Moldings?

Any Body that tell you something like that has not perfected the art of painting plastic successfully.

I have not done my WK2 yet but I have done other car with no peeling or lifting.

The fact that the 2014's are coming with the same parts painted says alot.



Here is what I would if I were planning to have my plastics painted I would refrain from putting any type of wax or dressing on them for a couple months so that there is nothing in there beneath the surface when they sand and prep it for paint.
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Re: Painted Wheel Flare Moldings?

I was looking into the 3m roll of carbon fiber for the moldings..I think it would look sick...any thoughts?
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Re: Painted Wheel Flare Moldings?

Where did you plan on using this vinyl on your car.
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Re: Painted Wheel Flare Moldings?

I was thinking about it for the plastic moldings near the wheels..don't know how it would hold up but I think it would look sick:...especially on the big plastic piece on the front and rear bumpers
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I think the 2014's have different parts like the Srt8 with part of the molding built into the front and rear bumpers.

I would almost do it myself but I'm afraid of sanding down the plastic.
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